A 71-year-old motorcycle rider, from the RM of East St. Paul, has died after being struck by numerous vehicles on PR 213 in the RM of Springfield, Manitoba.
On May 24, 2018, at approximately 11pm, officers from the Oakbank and Beausejour RCMP responded to a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle that occurred on Provincial Road 213, near Lornehill Road in the RM of Springfield.
Investigators believe that a motorcycle traveling west on PR213, being driven by a 71-year-old RM of East St. Paul man, was struck from behind by a vehicle, being driven by a 16-year-old male, also from the RM of East St. Paul. The collision resulted in the motorcyclist being thrown from his motorcycle. The rider was subsequently struck by a second westbound vehicle, being driven by a 30-year-old Portage la Prairie woman.
Police believe that the motorcyclist was also struck by another vehicle heading eastbound on PR213. The driver of this vehicle did not stop at the scene and has not been identified. Police are asking anyone with information that may help identify this driver to contact the Oakbank RCMP at 204-444-3847.
RCMP report that the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the collision. Officers from the Oakbank Detachment along with an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.